New York’s Southern Tier: a vibrant clean energy hub in the Northeast

Think of it as an 8,605 square mile incubator space for cleantech startups

New York State is a great place to headquarter a clean energy startup – it puts your business at the nexus of policy, people, and partnerships.

Spanning 11 counties, the area covered by 76West is home to Cornell University, Binghamton University, Ithaca College, Alfred University, and other top colleges, think tanks, incubators, and the national companiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Dozens of innovators – from the makers of the touchscreens found in billions of mobile devices, to one of the country’s leading Greek yogurt producers – call the Southern Tier their home and office.

Map of NY State identifying the Southern Tier region.

And for clean energy businesses, New York State is home to Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), a strategy to build a clean, resilient, and more affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. It's this blend of policy, talent, and technology that is drawing investors and businesses to the Southern Tier.

We invite clean energy startups from other countries, states, and all regions of New York to apply to 76West to become a part of this thriving, regional community.

See for yourself what it’s like to work and live in New York’s Southern Tier Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

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The following counties in New York State are included in the 76West Competition

  • Allegany
  • Broome
  • Cattaraugus
  • Chautauqua
  • Chemung
  • Chenango
  • Delaware
  • Schuyler
  • Steuben
  • Tioga
  • Tompkins

Winning companies in the 76West Competition may receive one year of office space at a startup incubator in the region, depending on their requirements. Incubators in the region include: